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Full Text of HB1895  100th General Assembly


Rep. John M. Cabello

Filed: 4/4/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1895 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 1. This Act may be referred to as the Officer Greg
5Lindmark Memorial Law.
6    Section 5. The Illinois Police Training Act is amended by
7changing Section 7 as follows:
8    (50 ILCS 705/7)  (from Ch. 85, par. 507)
9    Sec. 7. Rules and standards for schools. The Board shall
10adopt rules and minimum standards for such schools which shall
11include but not be limited to the following:
12        a. The curriculum for probationary police officers
13    which shall be offered by all certified schools shall
14    include but not be limited to courses of procedural
15    justice, arrest and use and control tactics, search and



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1    seizure, including temporary questioning, civil rights,
2    human rights, human relations, cultural competency,
3    including implicit bias and racial and ethnic sensitivity,
4    criminal law, law of criminal procedure, constitutional
5    and proper use of law enforcement authority, vehicle and
6    traffic law including uniform and non-discriminatory
7    enforcement of the Illinois Vehicle Code, traffic control
8    and accident investigation, techniques of obtaining
9    physical evidence, court testimonies, statements, reports,
10    firearms training, training in the use of electronic
11    control devices, including the psychological and
12    physiological effects of the use of those devices on
13    humans, first-aid (including cardiopulmonary
14    resuscitation), training in the administration of opioid
15    antagonists as defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (e)
16    of Section 5-23 of the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and
17    Dependency Act, handling of juvenile offenders,
18    recognition of mental conditions, including, but not
19    limited to, the disease of addiction, which require
20    immediate assistance and methods to safeguard and provide
21    assistance to a person in need of mental treatment,
22    recognition of abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, and
23    self-neglect of adults with disabilities and older adults,
24    as defined in Section 2 of the Adult Protective Services
25    Act, crimes against the elderly, law of evidence, the
26    hazards of high-speed police vehicle chases with an



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1    emphasis on alternatives to the high-speed chase, and
2    physical training. The curriculum shall include specific
3    training in techniques for immediate response to and
4    investigation of cases of domestic violence and of sexual
5    assault of adults and children, including cultural
6    perceptions and common myths of sexual assault and sexual
7    abuse as well as interview techniques that are trauma
8    informed, victim centered, and victim sensitive. The
9    curriculum shall include training in techniques designed
10    to promote effective communication at the initial contact
11    with crime victims and ways to comprehensively explain to
12    victims and witnesses their rights under the Rights of
13    Crime Victims and Witnesses Act and the Crime Victims
14    Compensation Act. The curriculum shall also include
15    training in effective recognition of and responses to
16    stress, trauma, and post-traumatic stress experienced by
17    police officers. The curriculum shall also include a block
18    of instruction aimed at identifying and interacting with
19    persons with autism and other developmental or physical
20    disabilities, reducing barriers to reporting crimes
21    against persons with autism, and addressing the unique
22    challenges presented by cases involving victims or
23    witnesses with autism and other developmental
24    disabilities. The curriculum for permanent police officers
25    shall include but not be limited to (1) refresher and
26    in-service training in any of the courses listed above in



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1    this subparagraph, (2) advanced courses in any of the
2    subjects listed above in this subparagraph, (3) training
3    for supervisory personnel, and (4) specialized training in
4    subjects and fields to be selected by the board. The
5    training in the use of electronic control devices shall be
6    conducted for probationary police officers, including
7    University police officers.
8        b. Minimum courses of study, attendance requirements
9    and equipment requirements.
10        c. Minimum requirements for instructors.
11        d. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
12    probationary police officer must satisfactorily complete
13    before being eligible for permanent employment as a local
14    law enforcement officer for a participating local
15    governmental agency. Those requirements shall include
16    training in first aid (including cardiopulmonary
17    resuscitation).
18        e. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
19    probationary county corrections officer must
20    satisfactorily complete before being eligible for
21    permanent employment as a county corrections officer for a
22    participating local governmental agency.
23        f. Minimum basic training requirements which a
24    probationary court security officer must satisfactorily
25    complete before being eligible for permanent employment as
26    a court security officer for a participating local



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1    governmental agency. The Board shall establish those
2    training requirements which it considers appropriate for
3    court security officers and shall certify schools to
4    conduct that training.
5        A person hired to serve as a court security officer
6    must obtain from the Board a certificate (i) attesting to
7    his or her successful completion of the training course;
8    (ii) attesting to his or her satisfactory completion of a
9    training program of similar content and number of hours
10    that has been found acceptable by the Board under the
11    provisions of this Act; or (iii) attesting to the Board's
12    determination that the training course is unnecessary
13    because of the person's extensive prior law enforcement
14    experience.
15        Individuals who currently serve as court security
16    officers shall be deemed qualified to continue to serve in
17    that capacity so long as they are certified as provided by
18    this Act within 24 months of June 1, 1997 (the effective
19    date of Public Act 89-685). Failure to be so certified,
20    absent a waiver from the Board, shall cause the officer to
21    forfeit his or her position.
22        All individuals hired as court security officers on or
23    after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996
24    shall be certified within 12 months of the date of their
25    hire, unless a waiver has been obtained by the Board, or
26    they shall forfeit their positions.



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1        The Sheriff's Merit Commission, if one exists, or the
2    Sheriff's Office if there is no Sheriff's Merit Commission,
3    shall maintain a list of all individuals who have filed
4    applications to become court security officers and who meet
5    the eligibility requirements established under this Act.
6    Either the Sheriff's Merit Commission, or the Sheriff's
7    Office if no Sheriff's Merit Commission exists, shall
8    establish a schedule of reasonable intervals for
9    verification of the applicants' qualifications under this
10    Act and as established by the Board.
11        g. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
12    police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years.
13    Those requirements shall include constitutional and proper
14    use of law enforcement authority, procedural justice,
15    civil rights, human rights, and cultural competency.
16        h. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
17    police officer must satisfactorily complete at least
18    annually. Those requirements shall include law updates and
19    use of force training which shall include scenario based
20    training, or similar training approved by the Board.
21(Source: P.A. 98-49, eff. 7-1-13; 98-358, eff. 1-1-14; 98-463,
22eff. 8-16-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 99-352, eff. 1-1-16;
2399-480, eff. 9-9-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-801, eff.